[ ad-ver-tahyz, ad-ver-tahyz ]
/ ˈæd vərˌtaɪz, ˌæd vərˈtaɪz /
verb (used with object), ad·ver·tised, ad·ver·tis·ing.
to announce or praise (a product, service, etc.) in some public medium of communication in order to induce people to buy or use it: to advertise a new brand of toothpaste.
to give information to the public about; announce publicly in a newspaper, on radio or television, etc.: to advertise a reward.
to call attention to, in a boastful or ostentatious manner: Stop advertising yourself!
Obsolete. to give notice, advice, or information to; inform: I advertised him of my intention.
Obsolete. to admonish; warn.
verb (used without object), ad·ver·tised, ad·ver·tis·ing.
to ask for something by placing a notice in a newspaper, over radio or television, etc.: to advertise for a house to rent.
to offer goods for sale or rent, solicit funds, etc., by means of advertisements: It pays to advertise.
- Poker. to bluff so as to make the bluff obvious.
- Rummy. to discard a card in order to induce an opponent to discard one of the same suit or denomination.
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Origin of advertise
OTHER WORDS FROM advertise
ad·ver·tis·a·ble [ad-ver-tahy-zuh-buh l, ad-ver-tahy-] /ˈæd vərˌtaɪ zə bəl, ˌæd vərˈtaɪ-/, adjectivead·ver·tis·er, nouno·ver·ad·ver·tise, verb, o·ver·ad·ver·tised, o·ver·ad·ver·tis·ing.pre·ad·ver·tise, verb, pre·ad·ver·tised, pre·ad·ver·tis·ing.
pre·ad·ver·tis·er, nounre·ad·ver·tise, verb, re·ad·ver·tised, re·ad·ver·tis·ing.un·ad·ver·tised, adjectivewell-ad·ver·tised, adjective
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British Dictionary definitions for advertisable
sometimes US advertize
/ (ˈædvəˌtaɪz) /
to present or praise (goods, a service, etc) to the public, esp in order to encourage sales
to make (something, such as a vacancy, article for sale, etc) publicly known, as to possible applicants, buyers, etcto advertise a job
(intr foll by for) to make a public request (for), esp in a newspaper, etcshe advertised for a cook
obsolete to warn; caution
Derived forms of advertiseadvertiser or sometimes US advertizer, noun
Word Origin for advertise
C15: from a lengthened stem of Old French avertir, ultimately from Latin advertere to turn one's attention to. See adverse
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